Wreaths Across America and MilitaryConnection.com Announce Joint Partnership to Honor America’s Fallen

Media Contacts:
Amber Caron, 207-773-0700
Jennifer Devlin, 703-876-1714

For Immediate Release

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine and SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — May 9, 2012 — Wreaths Across America and MilitaryConnection.com announced today the launch of a new partnership to educate the public about the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and to promote Wreaths Across America’s annual wreath-laying effort.

MilitaryConnection.com connects viable candidates with the resources necessary to obtain outstanding government, federal and civilian jobs. The website offers the most comprehensive online directory of military resources and information. Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. Over the years, the effort grew and today encompasses wreath-laying at veteran cemeteries nationwide as well as a national educational effort.

This year National Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington will take place on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012. During the day, thousands of volunteers will place a remembrance wreath and hold a brief moment of silence at each veteran’s head stone — 230,000 in total. An additional 400,000 wreaths will be distributed nationwide to veterans’ cemeteries and memorials in all 50 states and overseas. To fulfill its mission, Wreaths Across America seeks to significantly expand sponsorships and wreath donations by mid-November.

In keeping with the organization’s mission to Remember, Honor and Teach, Wreaths Across America is committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedom and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms. To that end, Wreaths Across America has launched a “Thanks A Million” campaign that will issue free thank you cards that can be personalized for anyone wanting to thank a veteran or active duty service member for their service. The goal is to thank one million veterans and active duty personnel during National Military Appreciation Month in May and another million the remainder of the year.

“According to Karen Worcester, executive director of Wreaths Across America, “Our partnership with Military Connection will help us inform and honor America’s military families, many of whom have served in America’s armed forces through many generations. We want to ensure that we convey a message of the profound appreciation of the American people to veterans across the country.”

“The service and valor of America’s armed forces have helped define our nation,” noted Debbie Gregory, founder of MilitaryConnection.com. “We are pleased to support this effort to honor all of those who wear the uniform and put themselves in harm’s way on behalf of American freedom and democracy.”

Follow Wreaths Across America on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/ArlingtonWreaths and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WreathsAcross. Follow Military Connection on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/militaryconnection and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thegotosite.

About Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded to continue and expand the annual wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery begun by Maine businessman, Morrill Worcester, in 1992. The organization’s mission, Remember, Honor, Teach, is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies on National Wreaths Across America Day at Arlington, as well as hundreds of veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states and beyond. For more information, to donate or to sign up to volunteer, please visit www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org.

About MilitaryConnection.com
MilitaryConnection.com is one of the nation’s largest online directories of military and veteran resources with thousands of pages. They are known as the go-to site and offer a broad range of resources including news and articles, education resources including a school directory, jobs and employment, benefits, pay calculators and more. More than 800,000 military members and their families use the site as a valuable resource. Military Connection promotes many non-profits including USO, Wounded Warrior Project, Soldiers Angels, TAPS, ThanksUSA, Toys for Tots, Operation Homefront, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, National Military Family Association (NMFA ), Any Soldier.com, Fisher House and many others.